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“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

O’Dowd’s culture actively celebrates the multiplicity of gifts, talents, passions and potential each student brings to our community. Our clubs and affinity groups offer a rich expanse of opportunities for students to nurture their interests, build deep friendships, explore their skills, develop their identity, and connect to O’Dowd’s mission and values. 


Student Clubs


Affinity Groups


Cultural Clubs

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Student Affinity Groups


Our Affinity Groups offer a space for students and staff to build community and connections with others who share their racial identity. In Affinity Groups, members gain fellowship, share experiences, and develop skills around race and cross-racial dialogue. Our Affinity groups include Black/African American, Latinx, Asian American & Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and White Students Against Racism

Family Affinity Days


Every fall semester, O'Dowd hosts racial affinity days for families. With unique celebrations for African-American, Latino & Hispanic, Asian-American & Pacific Islander families, these are a fun time to build community and enjoy food and activities reflective of the many cultures that shape O'Dowd. It's also an opportunity to foster connections with O'Dowd faculty and staff! We know that over 20% of our students identify as multi-racial, and we encourage participation in as many Family Days as you like.

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Student Clubs

Spark your curiosity by joining a fun club! With opportunities ranging from cultural identity, social justice, academics, the arts, lifestyle and more, clubs at O’Dowd support students to explore their interests, discover their strengths, build lasting friendships, and tap into their greater purpose

Starr Gray '98, Director of Student Activities

Originally from Oakland, Starr graduated from O’Dowd in 1998 and went on to earn a BA in Radio, TV and Film from Cal State Northridge. She loves supporting young people to reveal their creativity.

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